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Characterization and error analyses of SAGE III water vapor retrieval
Author(s): Er-Woon Chiou; William P. Chu; Larry W. Thomason
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the SAGE III water vapor retrieval algorithm. Results of simulated retrieval are shown to demonstrate the advantages of the non-linear optimization algorithm in reducing the influence of the contributions due to interfering species. Diagnostic analyses of the retrieval are conducted to examine the characteristics of the matrices of contribution functions and the averaging kernels. The results indicate that high vertical resolution profiles of water vapor can be retrieved form the SAGE III measurements and the total random errors are less than 10% for altitudes below 42 km.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4485, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research IV, (30 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454246
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Er-Woon Chiou, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
William P. Chu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Larry W. Thomason, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4485:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques, Remote Sensing, and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research IV
Allen M. Larar; Martin G. Mlynczak, Editor(s)

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